Looking at the frequencies used on SOTA activations and plotting it on a graph clearly shows the popularity of the most common frequencies being used.
The choices are governed by the location and skip. It is obvious why 40m and 2m are so popular. The 20m and 30m band are almost identical in popularity. The higher bands 15 and 10m are almost never used. No wonder we never hear international SOTA station activity.
IMHO if one considers all the aspects, propagation, number of F2 hops, losses, QRP and less than perfect antennas etc. we as South Africans need to use 15m or 10m to have any chance in working international SOTA stations.
A bit of a dilemma, I suppose the North Americans, Asians and the stations in Oceana are in the same predicament?
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